Press Release – Taste of Okemos

29 10 2008

From a press release….

Taste of Okemos
Spotlights Area Cuisine

Okemos, Michigan – Okemos area restaurants will once again showcase their talents and allow the community to “taste test” a variety of menu selections at the Ninth Annual Taste of Okemos event on Saturday, November 15th, at Okemos High School.

Held in the Commons area of the high school, nearly 30 area vendors will provide mouth-watering samples to all attendees, allowing the community to sample a variety of specialties from new and established businesses in the area. For a minimal entry fee, you can select anything from traditional American offerings to Mexican, Middle Eastern and Chinese cuisine.

“Taste of Okemos continues to be a success because of the tremendous support we receive from the community and the dedicated involvement of our students and parents,” said Frank DeWald, director of the choral music program at Okemos High School.

The volunteer parent organization, co-chaired this year by Mick and Deb Baughman, along with Rick and Kim Horwood, work closely with the choir students to make this event possible. While the parents are responsible for securing the vendors and promoting the event, the students take responsibility for all duties the day of the event, including set-up, serving and clean-up.

All proceeds from the fundraiser support the high school choral music program by providing vocal music scholarship opportunities and funding performance events throughout the nation. This year’s event scheduled for Saturday, November 15th, runs from 2 to 4pm and tickets may be purchased at the door. The cost for admission remains at $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and children aged 6-10 and $5 for children under age five.

This year’s vendors, to date, include:
Big John Steak & Onion – Blondie’s Barn – Boston Market
Cosi – Dusty’s Cellar – Gracie’s Place
Grand Traverse Pie Co. – Guido’s Pizza – Gumbo & Jazz
Johnny Rockets – Kroger’s Deli – Lucky House
Meijer – Melting Moments – Panchero’s
Panda Express – Pizza House – Sahara’s
Scalawag’s Fish & Chips – Stillwater Grill  -Sultan’s Place